EUR 949.00

Spain - Cycling holiday in Mallorca

- Discover the lesser known sides of the popular island -

Mallorca is known for its beach tourism, but if you look outside the resorts at the beach, the island has amazingly great nature to offer. Standing on steep cliffs overlooking the quiet azure blue bays, far away from the vibrant city life, you will see the Mallorcan charm. In the hills on the inner island, the sound of the old mills slowly turning, along with the buzzing sound of cicadas, that almost sounds as if the island is whispering sweet words to people listening.
Both the coast and the inner island, each have their own charm, and you will get acquainted with both of them. In Dragon Caves of Porto Cristo, you will see how creative and sometimes bizarre the natural architecture can be. You will discover picturesque fishing villages and glistening salt lakes, and there will be many opportunities to swim and sunbathe without having to book a sunbed many hours in advance.

The different stages of the tour is a easy to moderate level 2 tour. There will be some good ascents, which will be followed by pleasant descents, and on the most difficult part of the route, you will be transported by bus. The cycling mostly takes place on quirt sideroads, smaller roads and trails to avoid traffic as much as possible.

It is on this cycling holiday possible to rent an electric bicycle. Using a small electric motor it helps you get up to speed, as long as you are active in the pedals. This will leave you with more energy to enjoy the beautiful landscape, even when cycling uphill.

Highlights on this tour

  • Accommodation in tourist class 3 and 4 star hotels
  • The sight of glittering, colorful salt lakes
  • The ruins of the approximately 3000 years old homes in Capocorp Vell
  • Beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear azure blue waters inviting for a swim
  • The prettiest town square of Mallorca, located in Santa Margalida.
  • Mountain landscape through the Sierra de Tramuntana
  • Nostalgic ride on the old tram from Sòller to Palma
  • Guided tour of the old neighborhood of Palma

 

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Day 1 Arrival in Playa de Palma

Upon arriving at Palma de Mallorca, it is most convenient to take a taxi from the airport to your first hotel in Playa de Palma (about 5-10 km.) 

Hotel (example): Java

Day 2 Playa de Palma- Colònia Sant Jordi

The day starts with a welcome meeting in the reception, where a local collaborator will inform about the practical side of your cycling holiday.
The first cycling stage will lead you along the coast to Capocorp Vell - The empire of the Cyclops. These are the remains of the original inhabitants cottages, which date back to about 1000 years BC, and it is certainly worth a visit. Typical Mallorcan windmills show you the way to the salt area at Llevant with lakes glistening pink and white in the sunlight. The day will end in Sant Jordi, where beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear azure waters awaits. Here it is ideal to end your day with a swim.

Distance: ca. 55km
Hotel (example): Sur Mallorca

Day 3 Colonia Sant Jordi - Porto Cirsto

On this day you will cycle through the village of Ses Salines, which is named after the nearby rich natural mineral area.  In addition to providing the lakes of beautiful colors the minerals are also attracts birds, including a large number of waders and shorebirds that while migrate from Africa to their breeding areas in Europe, makes a stopover here. From Ses Salines the road leads you directly to a botanical garden. You will also pass the cliff-lined bay of Cala Santanyi with its nice small sandy beach.

Later you cycle through small fishing villages to the well known natural bridge Es Pontas, situated just off the coast. At Porto Cristo you can discover the Dragon Caves with their incredible formations.

Distance: ca. 55-65km
Hotel (example): Felip

Day 4 Porto Cristo - C'an Picafort

On the fourth day you will be cycling through the small local town of Son Carrio to Manacor, which is known as the home of the production of Mallorcan ceramics and clay beads. You will come through Petra (where a typical Majorcan lunch snack will be prepared) Later the route will lead you thorugh Santa Margalida, a village that has the prettiest square in Mallorca. An important part of a cycling holiday on Mallorca, is the coffee breaks, which can be enjoyed at the charming cafes found in the small villages, and the square in Santa Margalida is ideal for just such a break. From here you will cycle through one of the most interesting landscapes on the island, until reaching C'an Picafort.

Distance: ca. 60km
Hotel (example): Platja Daurada

Day 5 Port de Pollenca / Alcudia

On the fifth day you do not have to pack up you things, as you are staying another night in the hotel in C'an Picafort. Today's cycling route runs through a nature reserve for birds, and further on to Pollensa, an ancient Roman port town. Later you will continue the cycling along the coast to Alcúdia, which is the oldest town in Mallorca, and the place from where the Romans in 123 BC conquered the island, as they went ashore from the sandy beaches of the bay. From here you head back to the hotel.

Distance: ca. 40km
Hotel (example): Platja Daurada

Day 6 C'an Picafort - Port de Sóller

On the bikes you will cycle to the inner island through the towns of Muro and Inca, until reaching the mountain landscape of Sierra de Tramuntana. Where the mountain range is at its highest, it reaches 1,447 meters/ 4,747ft. above sea level.  A bus will first take you to the Lluc Monastery, and then to a point situated 1,200 meters /3,937ft. above sea level. From here you continue the cycling journey through one of the most beautiful villages in Spain - Fornalutx. You will continue to the charming fishing village of Port de Sóller, passing orange and lemon groves on the way. 

Distance: ca. 50km + a bus ride
Hotel (example): Marina

Day 7 Port de Soller - Playa de Palma

Breath-taking views of the sea are accompanying you on the last cycling day. You will cycle trough the picturesque towns of Deia and Valldemossa until you get to the West coast of the island leading you to the city of Palma. The capital city with its narrow alleys and squares is a must to explore before you are heading back to where you have started you tour.

Distance: ca. 55 km 

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast you will be checkin out of the hotel for departure.

Price includes

  • 7 nights in lovely 3-4 star hotels
  • Breakfast every day
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • A welcome briefing with relevant information of the tour
  • Well-planned route and route descriptions, including route maps, oveview maps, info on tourist attractions and important phone numbers
  • Although the tour is self-guided, you will meet with a local guide a couple of times during the trip
  • A special Paella lunch incl. wine (usually takes place in Fornalutx on the day 6)
  • Bus transfer over the Tramuntana mountains, stopping at the Lluc Monastery
  • 1 Majorcan lunch snack in Petra
  • GPS tracks available
  • 24-hour local and international service hotline for the duration of the tour
  • This is a packaged holiday and is therefore covered by The Travel Guarantee Fund - See which benefits this means for you - click here
Not included
  • Transportation to/from Mallorca
  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance
  • optional: Bicycle rental (see the booking form for prices)
  • optional: Half board (6x dinner)
EUR 949.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

On this tour you will be on your own supplied with maps, route descriptions and luggage transfers. That means that your time is your own and you have plenty of time to enjoy the stages in your own pace.

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You can quickly check the price of your desired trip without having to fill in anything. Here's how:

  1. Choose your desired start date
  2. Click on the green button "See price and reserve your holiday" and go to the booking form
  3. Select number of people, add any optional extras and see the price at the bottom of the page (you don't have to fill in anything on the form).

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For example, if you want a flight included or changes to the trip, you can order a quote for this using the "Get a quote" button. Remember to describe in detail what, if anything, you want changed.

The process of your booking
When you book, we will start booking hotels and arranging all the practical details of the trip. This process typically takes 2-5 working days, but some bookings may take longer. If you are arranging your own transport, we recommend that you wait until we have confirmed your booking before arranging this.

Dates
If you can select the date in the tour calendar at the top of this page, this is a possible start date. We continually update the tours with sold-out dates, after which those dates will turn red and cannot be selected.

Bike rental

On all our cycling holidays it is possible bring your own bike but it also possible to rent a bike for the tour. The bikes you can rent are all perfectly suited for the tour and the local terrain and all bikes are perfectly maintained. If you want to rent a bike on your holiday, then you select this on the booking form where you can also see the price. Remember to write your height in the message field when you book so that we know which size bike you need.

PHOTOS OF THE BIKES ARE BELOW THIS TEXT

On this tour it is possible to rent the following bikes:

  • Unisex 21-gear bike – with free wheel
  • PLUS gents bike 27 gear – with free wheel
  • Unisex ebike – with backpedal breaks

 

Equipment included in the bike rental:

  • Saddle bag (water repellent)
  • Handlebar bag (water repellent)
  • Service-set with tools and extra bicycle tube
  • Combination lock

 

Roadside assistance

All bikes are equipped with puncture resistant tyres which means that it is virtually impossible to puncture. No rule without exceptions, so should you experience a punctured tyre then you can quickly fix it by using the tools in the service-set. If the damage is greater than a simply puncture then you simply call us and we make sure that your bike is fixed or you will be supplied with a new bike as quickly as possible.

 

Insurance is included

Insurance against theft and damages are included in the bike rental. Should you have any problems of this nature then all you have to do is to let us know and we will supply a new bike as quickly as possible. Naturally, careless or mischievous behavior is exempt from this.  

Unisex 21-gear bike – with free wheel

Bike rental Cycling holidays standard bike

PLUS gents bike 27 gear – with free wheel

Plus bike rental for cycling holiday

Unisex ebike – with backpedal breaks

Ebike rental cycling holiday with ebike

Flight / Transport

The flights to/from Mallorca are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

Book a quote
If you prefer that we handle your flight, then we would be happy to arrange this for you. You simply book a quote below the map on this page and we will return with a quote as soon as possible (usually within 48 working hours). Please note that we add a handling fee of 45 euro to each flight and this means that the flight will be cheaper if you book it yourself.

Upon arrival
At Palma de Mallorca airport, it is the easiest way to take a taxi directly from the airport to the first hotel in Cala Blava (about 10 km).

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer is included on this tour. Upon arrival at the first hotel you will be given luggage tags along with the rest of the welcome package. You fill out the luggage tags and put them on your bags where they will remain for the duration of the tour.

Your luggage is picked up from the hotel lobby around 9am every morning and will arrive at your next hotel at 6pm at the latest (often long before that). If there are any special exceptions to the luggage transfer you will be notified upon arrival.

Luggage transfer includes one bag per guest and the bags can weigh 20kg each.

Characteristics / difficulty

The route runs on on good roads and is of moderate difficulty - level 2-3. Some climbs will be followed by pleasant descents; you cross the Tramuntana Mountains by bus. You will cycle on cycle paths, side roads and mainly on tarmacked agricultural roads, avoiding traffic as much as possible. You can read more about our grading system here.

Accommodation

On this tour you will be staying in 4-star hotels except in Port de Soller where you will stay in a 3-star hotel. Breakfast is included in all hotels.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is included for the whole tour. It is also possible to book half board on the tour which means 6x dinners (not in Port de Soller).

Tour documentation

You will recieve the following documentation

Upon booking
You recieve practical information about the tour in a digital format

One month before arrival
You recieve your hotel list and your voucher (hotel list is often supplied upon booking)

Upon arrival
You recieve the welcome package which contains the printed version of the road book, luggage tags, local specific vouchers and if you have rented bikes then they will also be delivered and fitted at the first hotel.

Climate

It can be difficult to plan a trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate, see data below:

Statistics for Mallorca as seen on www.yr.no

climate temperatures mallorca cycling holiday

The Travel Guarantee Fund

Travel Guarantee Fund

We are members of the Travel Guarantee Fund (nr. 2529) and have all available insurances. This covers you regardless of your nationality. Read more about that here.

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